University esports body the NUEL has announced the winners of its Twitch Uni Heroes Awards.
The awards, backed by Twitch Student/Amazon University Esports, saw a number of top student esports talent recognised.
And Warwick Esports, of the University of Warwick, capitalised on their award win, sending a press release out to Esports News UK about their triumphs.
They were in dominant form again during the winter term, opening up a commanding lead in the NSE (National Student Esports) championship and winning the NUEL (National University Esports League) Esports/Gaming Society of the Term.
With the most wins across all of our tournaments, @warwickesports take home the award for Society of the Term for #TwitchUniHeroes— Amazon University Esports | The NUEL (@theNUEL) December 18, 2020
Exceeding the 1000 points barrier, the only university to!
This also makes them officially the most winningestestest university for this term! pic.twitter.com/vYG3kGvZGg
The NUEL’s Esports/Gaming Society of the Term is awarded to the university society that fields the teams with the most wins across their numerous tournaments and nets the winner a £1,000 cash prize.
On top of this victory, a Warwick student, Giniiro, earnt the title of Streamer of the Term.
Elsewhere, the NSE’s release of the BUEC (British University Esports Championship) standings on their website, confirms Warwick’s comfortable 580-point lead over their closest competitor, Staffordshire University.
A significant portion of these points was earnt by Warwick’s first teams, who consistently make playoffs in all game titles. Most notably, Warwick say they had the best teams in the country for Dota 2 and Valorant.
President of Warwick Esports, Daniel Zeng, said. “Coming into this season, I was concerned about the competitiveness of the society after losing a lot of veteran players and coaches last year. It turns out I didn’t have to worry at all.”
Going forwards, Warwick Esports saus it’s ‘committed to a continued push for excellence and helping foster success’ among their large member base.
Other Twitch Uni Heroes Award winners
📈 With over 4 MILLION minutes watched, @BathVGS take home the Society Champions award for their monumental achievement!— Amazon University Esports | The NUEL (@theNUEL) December 18, 2020
Congrats to them on their #TwitchUniHeroes award! pic.twitter.com/8ZUusaqWWF
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.